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RR022519 EnvironmentOct. 24, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) expected withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule appeared in the federal register this week. With an effective date of Dec. 23, 2019, the 2015 WOTUS rule will be no longer be in effect in any part of the U.S., barring a legal stay. This withdrawal is the first part of a two-step process. The EPA issued a proposed WOTUS rule in December 2018 to replace the 2015 rule. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) supports many of the improvements EPA made in the 2018 proposal. The final replacement rule should appear in late 2019 or early 2020.